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Prof. Ben Fine

Ben Fine is Professor of Economics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is the author of Theories of Social Capital (Pluto, 2010) and co-authored From Economics Imperialism to Freakonomics, awarded the Deutscher Memorial Prize, 2009, and From Political Economy to Economics, awarded the Gunnar Myrdal Prize, 2009.


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The Political Economy of Development
The World Bank, Neoliberalism and Development Research

Pluto Press
Any student, academic, or practitioner wanting to succeed in development studies, radical or mainstream, must understand the World Bank's role and the...
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Theories of Social Capital
Researchers Behaving Badly

Pluto Press
Tracing the evolution of social capital since his highly acclaimed contribution of 2001 (Social Capital Versus Social Theory), Ben Fine consolidates his...
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Privatization and Alternative Public Sector Reform in Sub-Saharan Africa
Delivery on Electricity and Water

Palgrave Macmillan
A critical overview of the reforms introduced in the water and electricity sectors and their impact on development in sub-Saharan Africa. Despite reported...
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The New Development Economics
Post Washington Consensus Neoliberal Thinking

Zed Books
Much is currently being made of the World Bank's apparent retreat from the neoliberal market economics of the Washington Consensus. New concepts and priorities...
Prof. Ben Fine

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